A Late 19th Century French bronze figure of a Bull by Jules Moigniez (1835 -1894) Signed to the base.
Jules Moignie (28 May 1835 – 29th May 1894) was a French animalier sculptor, who worked during the 19th century. He was best known for his bronzes depicting birds, although his skill and versatility enabled him to produce high quality bronze animal sculptures.
Moigniez was born at Senlis, Oise, France on 28th May 1835 and was the son of a metal gilder. His father bought a foundry to cast his son’s sculptures, which was of great benefit to Moigniez as he didn’t have the added foundry costs. Moigniez studied under the tutelage of Paul Comoléra (student of Francois Rude) in Paris.
Over the course of his 40 year sculpting career Moigniez exhibited thirty works at the Salon between 1855-92.
Moigniez was known for the fine detail and chiseling of his sculptures. His bronzes usually cast using the lost wax method, were always immaculately chased and patinated
Moigniez’s work can be seen at the museum of the Chateau de Compiengne, Paris. His works are also within the collections of the musée de la ville, Mont-de-Marsan.collection
There is a slight play in the tail where we believe it has been expertly repaired at some time. Please see photographs.
Size: H 29cm W 40cm D13cm
Year: 19th Century
Stock No: PA628